Colin Covert

Columnist/Reporter | Movies
Phone: 612-673-7186
Colin Covert has covered films for the Star Tribune for 20 years, interviewing Peter Jackson, Kate Winslet, Steven Spielberg, Cate Blanchett, Quentin Tarantino, Neil Gaiman and John Travolta, to name a few. Colin’s job as a film critic consists mostly of thinking up synonyms for “mediocre.” He still gets a thrill when the lights dim, and all too often a bigger thrill when they come on again.

Recent content from Colin Covert

Operatic 'Immigrant' features searing performances

REVIEW: “The Immigrant” is one of those rare, strikingly beautiful film experiences that transport you to another world.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 03:24 PM

In stale 'Blended,' Adam Sandler stubbornly refuses to grow up

REVIEW: “Blended” shows Adam Sandler still stuck in neutral. It’s a crude, silly romantic comedy whose best idea is reuniting him with Drew Barrymore.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 03:18 PM

Gia Coppola's teen dream

The young director from a famous movie family says high-school drama shows what she can do on her own.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 02:27 PM

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' brings complexity to sequel

REVIEW: A top-notch cast, rich time-travel story and breathless action scenes in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” make for an unusually ambitious sequel.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 11:33 AM

Jon Favreau cooks up laughs in 'Chef'

Director Jon Favreau learned to slice and dice, but lost no fingers, prepping for his indie food comedy “Chef.”

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 03:48 PM

'Godzilla' director takes a giant step forward

Talk about pressure. Gareth Edwards, whose last film cost $1 million, was given $160 million to remake the B-movie classic.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 12:06 PM

Reviewed in brief: 'God's Pocket,' 'Belle' and 'Ilo Ilo'

The late, incredibly great Philip Seymour Hoffman dazzles in one of his final performances in "God's Pocket." Plus, "Belle" and "Ilo Ilo."

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 05:12 PM

'Million Dollar Arm' pulls off a triple play

REVIEW: “Million Dollar Arm” is a multi-genre winner with baseball scouting as its backdrop.

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 02:47 PM

'The Double' pits Eisenberg vs. Eisenberg

REVIEW: A drab office drone encounters a hotshot newcomer, both roles played by Jesse Eisenberg.

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 02:46 PM

'Blue Ruin' takes novel twist on vendetta story

REVIEW: In the suspenseful “Blue Ruin,” a homeless drifter seeks revenge and finds a world of trouble.

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 02:42 PM

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